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.com live. and so, there was all this kerfuffle yesterday about the exchange between dianne feinstein and senator ted cruz of texas. he challenged her with whether you could similarly limit the first amendment rights and the fourth amendment that protects from search and seizure and so on in the way he thinks she's trying to do to second amendment rights. this was all over the broadcast yesterday. i ask you this, chris, as much attention as that got and we're going to show the viewers point of that in a minute. what was the point? because as of right now, are there even arguably the votes for the thing in the senate, the full senate or the house? >> megyn, don't start raising the bar for-- or lowering the bar for pointlessness in washington d.c., we'd all be out of a job in no time. come on, no, i kid a little. >> megyn: can that be done? can one lower that bar? >> well, congress is trying. we try, this city tries all the time, but the truth is that the exchange is important in this pay, that it encapsulates pretty well, what these two points of view are that dianne feinstein did not
dianne feinstein echoed that warning with a stark message to the president. and i will quote her. she said, i think the probabilities are very high, we are going in dark times and i think the white house needs to be prepared. both committees now have been fully briefed. all right. i want to bring our guests tonight and talk about what this means. seth jones joins us with general wesley clark. thanks very much for both of you. you know about this issue. general, let me start with you. this is something the president has set as a red line, i'll play what he said in a moment, but he has said if chemical weapons are used, that's a red line. what does the u.s. do if they have been? >> both secretary of state and the president have looked very closely at this issue of what assistance can be given to the syrian resistance, the rebels there. and the syrian rebels are getting increasingly well organized. they're right now just representatives, pretty soon the government will be formed. people will have positions so i think what you are going to see is more and more u.s. assistance to directly
probability chemical weapons were used. diane feinstein, the democratic colleague said today, quote, the white house has to make some kind of decision on this. jessica yellin is already in israel. she joins us by phone. jessica, senator feinstein said a short time ago, quote, i think the probabilities are high that we're going into very dark times. i think the white house needs to be prepared. white house seems to be more cautious today. where do they stand on all of this? >> reporter: anderson, white house officials say they are still assessing reports that chemical weapons are used so cautious is the right word. we know that the president has said the use of chemical weapons, as you say, is a red line. he's gone further and said that if assad crosses it there will be, quote, consequences. he has said you will be held accountable. today his chief of staff said on cnn that it would be a game changer if, in fact, chemical weapons were used. now the president has not specified what he means exactly when he says assad or his regime would be held accountable. there have been reports that the u.s.
meeting. >> senator dianne feinstein admitted that she had her gun ban bill ready to go a year ago. tucked away in a drawer, just waiting for the right opportunity. really? waiting for an unspeakable tragedy to push her political agenda? >> we'll start with this. we're going to start with guns and the showdown that everyone is talking about. senator dianne feinstein clashed with freshman senator ted cruz. feinstein says cruz patronized her with an unsolicited civics lesson on gun legislation. let's get straight to our panel now. cnn contributor and political consultant margaret hoover in washington, patricia murphy, founder of jane politics, here in atlanta, and democratic strategy jamaal simmons in washington. this has created some fireworks everywhere. patricia, i want to start with you. what is your take on the feinstein/cruz smackdown? >> i have many takes. i think cruz was out of line. senator feinstein is a 20-year veteran of the judiciary committee, wrote first bill on the assault weapons ban, she doesn't need a lecture on the constitution. in addition to being rude to her, this man
senator dianne feinstein over the second amendment. senator cruz on gun troll at the top of the 1:00 hour. the benghazi investigation is heating up as a leading republican senator says that the administration is keeping survivors of the attack from talking. we have the latest now. >> reporter: well, details about the september 11 benghazi terrorist attack continue to emerge as we learn that three diplomatic security agents in the state department contractor, who were among the injured, may be being asked not to talk, according to senator lindsay graham who tells fox news, the injured survivors have been told to, quote, keep quiet. ambassador john bolton says the way the administration has hammed the benghazi is abnormal and those who were on the ground during the attack have not been made available to congress. >> part of the administration's problem here is that many people think they engagedin a coverup, that they made up the story about the demonstration because they didn't want to reveal that terrorist groups were prevalent in and around benghazi. >> reporter: the ranking member of th
dianne feinstein growing concerned about national security. what she is trying to do about it. >> spend a lot of money, a lot of time, and a lot of staff and consultants. >> plus, new controversy surrounding the catholic church. why some are questioning how it spends its money. >>> yes still waiting to learn the names of five service members killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan. the military will release all the names after the family members are notified. the helicopter went down in a rainstorm yesterday. >>> senator dianne feinstein is worried about what the current sequester will do to the security. put iran on the top of the list of things the u.s. needs to worry about. >> both the syrian and north koreaen example demonstrate the need to prevent iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. yet, its work continue. and revolutionary guard are growing bolder and more capable of their terrorist attack plotting and play a very critical role in pr vieding warnings. >> she will get the intelligence community the money it needs to get information for u.s. policymakers. the across the boar
talking gun control, texas freshman ted cruz gave california's dianne feinstein a bit of a lecture on the constitution. here is a sample. >> the question that i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment, in the context of the first or fourth amendment? >> reporter: the point he's making the second amendment allows people to keep and bear arms and should not be infringed including by senator feinstein's bill, harris. >> harris: in that clip or video, senator feinstein was doing all the listening. she's a veteran of the senate and how did she respond. >> reporter: she replied saying she's not a 6th grader and if a well-educated and on the committee for 20 years. and thanked ted cruz for the lecture and made this point. >> it exempts, 2,271 weapons. isn't that stuff for the people in the united states? do they need a bazooka? do they need other high-powered weapons that million people use to kill in close combat? i don't
senator dianne feinstein will not be included in the democratic gun control legislation that currently is working its way through the chamber. instead reid says feinstein's proposal will have, quote, an opportunity for a vote, possibly as a separate amendment. now this effort was sparked by the newtown school shooting in december and since then, we have seen a surge in applications for gun permits across this country. according to the fbi we saw a record 19 1/2 million background checks for firearms last year. nearly three million of them coming in december alone. that is the most for any month on record. and more than 7 million from december through february. that is a 54% increase from the previous year. this national trend is echoed in the microcosm of newtown, connecticut. where law enforcement say they have seen the pace of applications for gun permits double. so what does this all mean for the gun control debate, an effort going forward? joining me fox news political analyst juan williams. juan, we can talk about the strategy here and move onto the legislation itself. why, why di
feinstein, approved by the full committee on a party-line vote, ten democrats and eight republicans, and they advanced the ball to the full senate floor for a vote. the measure is certain to face intense scrutiny from republicans to say they consider the bill to be an ineffective response to a genuine problem. the vote coming after the judiciary committee advanced another gun-control bill earlier this week that would require universal background checks. well, white house press secretary jay carney today confirmed that president obama has taken up in control during his so-called charm offensive while on capitol hill. however, offering this confusing and somewhat nonsensical description of just where president obama stance on the second amendment. >> he is having conversations with and has had conversations with lawmakers in both parties about all the aspects of his proposals, including his support for the assault weapons ban and he has encouraged lawmakers to support it and understands that these are tough issues. but he makes the point in every conversation that he has about this th
. that is the best way to do it. the senate hearing between feinstein and crews, that back-and-forth was just, i thought shameful. when she said, isn't that enough? don't you have enough guns to make a tough, isn't that their argument for everything? isn't enough money? isn't it enough health care? don't you have enough already? can you let us control you even more? and that is what they're trying to do. lou: is that what you think they're trying to do? >> not at all. i mean, i guess, you know, what they said basically was everybody should have a gun everywhere, including a round are most vulnerable citizens to our children. i just think not only do i think that is silly but it is not effective. you look back at places like columbine. there was an armed guard, and he was shot and killed. you know what, it is not a guarantee of any security, added security for our children are safety. yesterday i had exactly the opposite reaction. you know, i thought he was condescending and reared. you think about what dianne feinstein went through as mayor of san francisco where she saw people slaughtered in he
and there will be amendments i'm sure from senator feinstein who has been a champion over the course of decades because of her own experience in san francisco and what she has seen frankly across this country. so we'll work on this and find the votes and it deserves a vote. let's see if we can get it done. >> one of the most controversial policy aspects of this administration has to do with drones. you have been part of the system first when you were with the national security council and now also where these secret robot planes kill people, hopefully enemies of the united states, but there is little accountability according to critics, little transparency, and little legal recourse for the victims who are innocent. would you be comfortable with the same situation you have in place right now under a president palin or president ryan? >> here's what i -- you know, again, i'm not going to try and engage in hypotheticals. here's what i can tell you, jake. the president of the united states will take every step he can to protect this country and that is exactly what he's done. there are also very important checks
, i hope we can do this with just a yes or no answer and i know senator feinstein wants to move on. last year, the nsa director was at a conference and he was asked about the nsa surveillance of america. he replied, "the story that we have millions or hundreds of millions dossiers on people is completely false." having served on the committee now for a dozen years, i don't really know what a dossier is in this context. so what i wanted to see, if you could give me a yes or no answer to the question, does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. there are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect but not willingly. >> i have additional questions to give you in writing. i thank you for your answer. >> just to answer -- just to follow on his questions, we keep talking about al qaeda. but my impression -- we have to realize that it only takes four or five people these days to mount some kind of a threat. is there a danger that we are so focused on al qaeda that we will miss a secon
cruz challenged feinstein, senator dianne feinstein on the bill's constitutionality. and watch this. >> the second amendment and bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. the question i would pose to the senior senator from california is, would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth amendment? >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. it is fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i have passed on a number of bills. i studied the constitution myself. i am reasonably well-educated. and i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does prohibit, you used word prohibit. it exempts 2271 weapons. is that enough for the people in the united states. >> mr. chairman? >> do you need a ba seaaca? do they need other high-powered weapons that military people use to kill in closed combat? i
with dianne feinstein, he ought to send a thank you for burnishing his credentials and shaking things up. and north korea shaking a sword or is this a real threat? the pentagon taking today's missile test seriously and making plans to defend measured american shores. it's an about-face for president obama. he's now scrambling to put together that which he got rid of. former ambassador john bolton joins us. >> worries are now growing over the possibility of a nuclear attack from north korea after missile testing there, so says the pentagon, which is now stepping up the american missile defense system. the u.s. planning to deploy more ground-based interceptors like these on the west coast. and still new at his job, chuck hagel says it will be up to us to defend ourselves. >> assuring steps the united states will take to stay ahead of the challenge posed by iran and north korea's development of longer range ballistic missiles capabilities. >> gregg: south korea says the north test fired two short range missiles over the water. these are file pictures of a previous launch. the launch believ
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for it and every republican against it. a vote on a separate plan by california democrat dine feinstein to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines was delayed. the federal aviation administration today approved boeing's plan to redesign the troubled batteries on its 787 "dreamliner." in several instances, the lithium ion batteries have overheated or caught fire. as a result, the entire fleet of "dreamliners" was grounded earlier this year. the f.a.a. says extensive testing of the redesigned batteries will be needed before the planes can return to service. the top u.s. intelligence official warned today that north korea's tough talk and provocative actions pose a serious challenge. national intelligence director james clapper appeared at a senate hearing on global threats. clapper said north korea's young leader, kim jong un, is proving unpredictable. his regime recently staged a long-range missile launch and nuclear test, and has threatened a nuclear strike against the u.s. . >> the rhetoric propaganda-laced is also an indicator of their attitude and perhaps their intent. fo
. >> sean: let me go to the rhetoric of the left, it's getting out of control. according to dianne feinstein, it's legal, i didn't know this, to go hunting for humans, this is what she said. >> the time has come, america, to step up and ban these weapons. the other very important part of this bill is to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices, those that hold over ten rounds. we have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds, and yet, it's legal to hunt humans with 15 round, 30 round, even 150-round magazines. >> sean: all right, two points here, i didn't know it was legal to hunt humans, that may be in some part of the country that i don't know about. that's number one, but she did say there ban weapons, which is what i think the goal is. and what if there's invasion, three or four people come in your house, seven bullets in new york, ten bullets nationally may not be enough. >> the fact is when you're in a gun fight with bad people, you never say i wish i had less rounds. and a 30-round magazine is actually standard. mag poll is going
with senator dianne feinstein on the issue of guns and high-powered magazines an assault rifle weapons. he also delivered remarks yesterday at the see pak conference.- cpac [video clips] we need to champion growth. get thet every stage to economy booming. we need to repeal obamacare. [applause] [applause] we need to repeal dodd-frank. [applause] talk about a bill you do not have to read any further than the title. [laughter] need to eliminate corporate welfare. [applause] we need to build the keystone pipeline. [applause] .e need to rein in the epa [applause] in west texas, the epa is trying to use a lizard to shut down oil and gas production. of lizards, they make darn fine boots. host: what you think? inst: what a rapid rise american politics. here he is three months into being the united states senator and he is already the keynote speaker at cpac. you can go on conservative blogs, this guy is as popular as rand paul, in part his intelligence. he knows how to articulate conservative issues. it is also charisma. watch and during that speech. you see him without a teleprompter, without notes,
says that senator dianne feinstein could introduce her proposed ban on assault weapons as an amendment to new gun legislation in order to at least get a vote on that. >>> and new shocking sex and drug allegations against the man who used to be the voice of elmo. the 24-year-old is suing kevin clash alleging he smoked crystal meth while engaging in sexual activity with stephens. the lawsuit alleges he also gave sheldon poppers as a sexual aid. that generally refers to capsule that's give users a rush when broken and inhaled. his attorney calls the suit meritless and barred by the statute of limitations. >>> interesting development this morning. the fda is giving up on graphic new warnings for cigarette packages. the justice department will not ask the supreme court to review a federal appeals court ruling that had blocked those new warnings. the rule stated that requiring such graphic labels on cigarettes would be a violation of free speech protections. the fda says it will now work to create new warning labels that comply with the 2009 tobacco control act. >>> it's something out of a d
're in the situation room. u.s. senator dianne feinstein made news on tuesday when she promised to keep fighting for a ban on semiautomatic weapons like the one used to massacre these children and teachers in newtown, connecticut even though democratic leaders say they can't get enough votes to pass it. >> this is very important to me. and i'm not going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. it's aimed to protect children, to protect schools, animald mal. it is aimed to dry up the supply of these over time. and it came out on a 10-8 vote of the judiciary committee. not to give me a vote on this would be a major betrayal of trust as i would see it. >> front page of today's "new york daily news" calls it a shame. the assault weapons ban is effectively dead at least for now. cnn's mary snow is in newtown, connecticut right now. she is asking people there what they think about all of this. what do they think, mary? >> reporter: emotional reaction, wolf. there are people here who have taken on an active
to pass committee, is likely to fail on the floor of the house. senator dianne feinstein sponsored the bill which also would limit high-capacity magazines. once the ban gets through committee, the nra is well prepared to lobby against it. the ban is also not likely to go anywhere in the gop-controlled house. vice president biden is going to lead the u.s. delegation to rome for next week's formal installation of the new pope. this leaves president obama to keep his plans to travel to the middle east as scheduled. he is going to jerusalem next tuesday. this afternoon, president obama travels up to capitol hill again this time to meet with senator and house democrats. house speaker boehner has a response up today. he says he appreciates the president's outreach but has heard the proposals before. he calls for presidential leadership but at the same time accusing the president of not conceding to his party's balanced party approach which ultimately be punish the middle class. nancy pelosi is going to be unabducted into the women's fall of fame. the ceremony is octo
in making our schools, streets, or one child in this country safer. senator dianne feinstein admitted that she had her gun ban bill ready to go a year ago. tucked away in a drawer, waiting for the right opportunity. really. waiting for an unspeakable tragedy to push their political agenda? is it any wonder why most americans don't trust congress? they are simply not serious about making our kids or our country safer. if they were serious, they would arrest, they would prosecute, and they would imprisoned felons with guns, gangs with guns, and drug dealers with guns, as many as they could find. [applause] that's what they do. -- they would do. and that's with the public wants. but they do not do that. what they do instead, if they let them go read. -- go free. let's talk for a minute about this thing called sequestration. . run the nra not an economic think tank. but i watch the news. of rationalnstead belt-tightening, the first thing the government thinks to do, according to law-enforcement thousands ofd let criminal illegals out of jail. you know what? normal people allover the count
a lot of news come out of the exchange he had with senator feinstein. s wrote about it. part of the impact the tea party continues to have fun congress even though it has proved to be a loser when it comes to elections. if you combine a lack of a sense of humor with an absence of humility, you are not working on college of achievement. guest: when he started campaigning, he was less than 2%. he defeated a popular and well funded opponent in the primary. he ran away with the general election. people in the home state love them. the conservative movement cares for him very much. we hope more americans get to know him after his keynote speech this evening. there is a lot of tension in that sense, which is different from what it used to be. there are a lot more differences of opinion that we are used to. host: al cardenas is the chairman of the american conservative union. thank you. coming up, we will hear with the president of common cause, bob edgar. and we will hear from the group known as organizing for action. and we will talk about the impact sequestration is having and we
: dianne feinstein said yesterday, she tried her best but it was not good enough. the washington post has this headline -- host: this is the front page of the daily news, shame on the united states -- host: on president obama's visit you can seebank -- posters that palestinians were holding up with the words, no hope on them. following up yesterday on the south carolina first district race, here is the state newspaper this morning. the former governor is in a runoff with other room -- republicans -- host: also, this morning, the politico front page -- even political viewers might be shocked -- also, the paper is noting that the senate is moving forward for a continued resolution to fund the government for six months. john in illinois, what are your thoughts on the 10th anniversary of the iraq war? caller: i was a desert storm veteran. i thought if we fixed the job did then, we would on how to deal with this 10-year war. host: what do you mean, not enough resources? should have moved in and removed saddam hussein. then, we would not have had to fight the 10-year war at all. roger in san di
of opposition, and that bill, senator feinstein's assault weapons bill passed on a party line vote in the committee. but because it's tough isn't a reason not to move forward. i don't think we need anymore reason to motivate us than newtown. >> the committee meeting turned a little testy. i want to play this exchange for you viewers. >> it seems to me that all of us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment and the bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. >> i'm not a sixth grader. i've been on this committee for 20 years. i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit -- you use the word prohibit. it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough? >> what can we expect to see and hear in the senate when that bill reaches the floor? >> well, unfortunately you're going to hear a lot more of the same that you just heard from senator cruz. a lot of it patronizing, as i think that exchange was. unfortunately, misapprehension what the second amendment prohibits. there i
that senator feinstein and i have taken in a public release that we issued about a year ago that the claims that some make from cheney on down that the use of waterboarding led to useful information are false. those claims are not accurate. and i can only tell you we have publicly laid out our case that they're not accurate in a release that the two of us signed and issued about a year ago, and it's available on our web sites so you can kind of see it there. but what you can't see unless the cia cooperates is a very, very detailed history of the use of abusive tactics, what the administration then in power called enhanced interrogation techniques, some of which are torture under international law including waterboarding. i had a, i, frankly, had a lot of trouble with brennan when he was confirmed because he would not acknowledge that waterboarding is torture even though it is torture under international law, under geneva, according to our president. obama has said it is torture, it is. and, but to your point it's not just torture, it's not useful. it doesn't and did not produce, did not pro
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